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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of July 18, 2012

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Product Detail

Product Description Pathfinder NXT Fixed Percutaneous Rod Holder, Part numbers 3573-1 (angle handle) , Stainless Steel / Silicone Rubber, Rx only, non sterile. Product Usage: The rod is held by the instrument for inserting and guiding into the screw heads via percutaneous delivery during minimally invasive surgery to fuse the spine. Per the surgical technique (Ll554 Pathfinder NXT Surgical Technique);
Recall Number Z-1980-2012
Classification Class II
Code Info Part numbers 3573-1 (angle handle) all lots including 64PY, 67YA, 69FF, 71GB, 72JL, 73GY
Product Distributed Qty 249 ( angle handle and straight) in total
Reason For Recall Zimmer is recalling Pathfinder NXT Fixed Percutaneous Rod Holder, because complaints have been received that the rod holder tip may crack or break when the rod is manipulated during surgery.

Event Detail

Event Id 62325
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Zimmer, Inc.
City Warsaw
State IN
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2012-06-05
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Letter
Distribution Pattern Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) and the countries of: Austria, Australia, Belgium, France, Gelmany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.